With 54,392 people, Jackson, New Jersey is a relatively small city. Unfortunately, there is only one nursing home there. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received a strong overall grade of B+. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Trenton, which which also appears to be a strong option. Nevertheless, we found that this facility in Jackson is possibly an even better option than most of the facilities in Trenton. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's lone nursing home performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This city also performed extremely well in the area of long-term care. In fact, it received a grade of A-. Rounding out its report card, this place earned grades of B+ and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. For the most part, this place's category grades were very strong, but this weak nursing score may indicate some staffing shortages.